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Ask the Councillor: GO station; Vehicle right of way signs; Locust/Elgin development

Ask the Councillor: Resident N.H. asks: Do you know the latest update on the Burlington GO station re-opening? Answer: The GO Transit website indicates that the completion date of the Burlington GO Train Station (south side – Fairview Street) is June 2015. More details can be found here  In this day and age when all the emphasis is on green living and pollution, I am dismayed that our city erects such signs. Is there any other place on this planet that does this? I can name many that provide well posted pedestrian crosswalks. Why not our council? Fortunately, there are always a few considerate drivers...

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18 May
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Ask the Councillor: Parking at 399 Elizabeth St.

Resident J.M. asks: The city I believe monitors the parking at the back of 399 Elizabeth St, and issues tickets for unpaid/expired parking. I realize that the city gains revenue from this but do we have no say in charges? The hourly fee is $4, twice the city rate and the fine is a whopping $75, again twice city rates. Why do we do this for the property owner at these excessive/unfair rates? The city should have no part in this! Response: The city enters into agreements with a number of private parking lots; we provide enforcement, and the ticket revenue pays...

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05 March